Side by Side Coordinator job in Manchester, Salford & Trafford

Reference number:   VAC14285

Area role covers       Manchester, Salford & Trafford

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new service for Alzheimer’s Society in Manchester, Trafford and Salford? Are you passionate about supporting people with dementia to retain or re-engage in hobbies and interests or have the opportunity to take up new activities?

At Alzheimer’s Society, we invest in research, raise awareness of dementia and provide over 2000 local services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Side By Side is a new and innovative service being developed to tackle social isolation and loneliness for people with dementia.

The Side by Side service is key to building this supportive community, by offering meaningful companionship regardless of where someone lives.

About you

We already know that Side By Side has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friend, enabled them to do things they enjoy and for some, to try new things.

Using your excellent communication and listening skills to develop and inspire others; as Side By Side Coordinator you will be responsible for recruiting and supporting a team of volunteers and lead volunteers to provide this exciting new service in the community.

Working across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support, you will need a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to work in collaboration with external partners.

You will have attained a minimum of NVQ level 3. Excellent organizational skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be of huge benefit.

If you understand the importance of independence, empowerment and autonomy to good health

and quality of life, come and join us to play your part, in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact vicky.mccall@alzheimers.org.uk or telephone 0161 962 4769.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

Information about the application process: Once you click apply you will be asked to complete the following steps.

  1. Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer’s Society will use this information to keep in contact with you about your application and to send you future job alerts if you opt to receive them. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.
  2. Download and complete an application form. An email with the application form will also be sent to you.
  3. Email your completed application form to RecruitmentManchester@alzheimers.org.uk by 5PM on 28th September 2017

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.

No CVs or agencies please.

Late applications will not be accepted